Siddhartha Das has been a General Partner with Ventureast since 2006. With over 19 years’ corporate and venture capital experience with Intel Corporation, Siddhartha oversees technology related investments of the Ventureast Proactive Fund. Siddhartha had previous stints with the corporate research and product development teams at Intel Corporation where he managed groups which developed cutting-edge semiconductor technologies. He has been granted 5 US patents for his inventions in semiconductor and optical technologies.
Siddhartha was also part of the investment arm Intel Capital and has worked on some of the most successful venture investments in the telecom, consumer Internet and software technology sectors. Through his career at Intel Capital, he has been involved in over 40 investments in India, US, and Europe. As the Head of Intel Capital in South Asia, Siddhartha oversaw more than 15 investments resulting in 9 exits that established the company as the leading technology investor in the region.
Siddhartha was an active technical advisory board member at Sematech, the consortia which drove the strategy for US industry competitiveness in semiconductors, and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), an industry consortium which drove excellence in research programs of leading US universities. He was also a member of the Cornell University Industrial Affiliates program. He has been an executive member of the Manufacturers Association of Information Technology (MAIT) of India, was a member-representative of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in India, and a Charter member of the Bangalore Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a global non profit organization for fostering entrepreneurship.
Siddhartha completed a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and a PhD from Cornell University, New York. He is a mentor to many India based entrepreneurs, and is a speaker at forums organized by NASSCOM, CII, Asian Venture Forum, and IVCJ.